Reformists win crucial Tehran seats
Latest results of Iran’s elections showed on Sunday that the reformists won all 30 parliamentary seats contested in the capital Tehran and candidates supporting the government including Principlists were leading the parliamentary elections countrywide.
Russia reports Syria cease-fire breaches nine times
Russia said on Sunday that a fragile cease-fire in Syria had been breached nine times over the past 24 hours including by Turkey but that the deal was mostly holding.
Baghdad blasts’ death toll rises to 24
The death toll from two blasts in Baghdad’s mainly Shia district of Sadr City rose to 24 with more than 60 others wounded, police and medical sources said on Sunday.
Iran’s first container ship to sail to Europe
An Iranian container ship is heading to Europe for the first time in five years, marking Tehran’s return to international markets after the lifting of sanctions, an official said.
Swiss reject plan to automatically expel foreign criminals
Swiss voters rejected a proposal by a nationalist party to automatically expel foreigners who commit even low-level crimes, Swiss public broadcaster SRF reported hours after polls closed at noon Sunday.
Speaker: Tehran, Bern have potentials to expand cooperation
Iran’s parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Iran and Switzerland have potentials to expand cooperation in the fields of science, technology and industry, adding that Bern can make joint investment in Iran’s industrial and technological projects.
Rouhani to visit Pakistan, Iraq, Austria
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Pakistan, Iraq and Austria in the next few weeks, an official announced.
Ministry: Terror plots foiled ahead of Friday polls
Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Sunday the country’s security forces have defused two terror plots in southeastern and northwestern parts of the country ahead of Friday’s general elections.
Iran supports efforts to bring peace to Syria
The recently enforced cease-fire in Syria will facilitate a political settlement of the conflict and Iran will continue supporting efforts at establishing peace in the crisis-torn Arab republic, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi told Sputnik on Sunday.
Iran foiled two terrorist plots ahead of polls
The Iranian intelligence minister announced on Sunday that his forces had defused two terrorist plots before the Friday elections with a couple of people arrested and ammunition confiscated.
Larijani to Swiss president: Iran pushing for regional peace
In a meeting with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann in Tehran on Sunday Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said Iran’s policy is to establish peace in the Middle East.
South Korea secures €5b finance in Iran
South Korea and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday based on which Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (K-sure) will provide €5 billion finance for infrastructure, development, and manufacturing projects in Iran.
Seoul eager to boost joint industrial partnership with Iran
South Korea is eager to boost joint industrial partnership with Iran, especially in ICT, steel, oil and gas sectors, Joo Hyung-hwan the Korean minister of trade, industry and energy said.
Tehran, Helsinki ink MOU on environment protection
Finland’s Minister of Agriculture and Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen and Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran’s head of Environmental Protection Organization, inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on environment protection on Sunday in Tehran.
First petchem shipment destined for Europe after 7 years
Iran exported the first consignment of petrochemical products to Europe after seven years, following to the lifting of U.S. and UN sanctions against the country on January 16, said the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Managing director Mohammad Saeidi.
Principlists lead votes countrywide, reformists win Tehran
Latest results of Iran’s twin elections show that candidates belonging to the Principlist camp are in the lead countrywide while reformists are at the helm in Tehran constituency.
Tehran protests S. Arabia over visa refusal
Iran on Sunday protested the Saudi government for refusing to issue visa for an Iranian delegation who planned to participate at an OIC meeting in Jeddah.
Iran receiving many offers for nuclear cooperation: Salehi
Ali Akbar Salehi, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran chief, said on Sunday that Iran is receiving many offers for cooperation in nuclear industry from foreign countries.
Majlis speaker calls elections ‘national wealth’
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the elections and its positive effects on the society are “valuable”, calling the elections a “national wealth”.
Iran supports efforts to bring peace to Syria: official
The recently enforced ceasefire in Syria will facilitate a political settlement of the conflict and Iran will continue supporting efforts at establishing peace in the crisis-torn Arab republic, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi told Sputnik on Sunday.
EU would like to deepen co-op with Iran: Mogherini
The JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is crucial in itself for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and regional security, and it should also be considered a potential starting point, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in an exclusive interview with Trend.